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Alumni News Archive

2018

  • November

    JOYFUL by Ingrid Fetell Lee '98

    In her new book, Joyful, designer and TED star Ingrid Fetell Lee explains how making small changes to your surroundings can create extraordinary happiness in your life. For more information, visit Ingrid's websiteClick here to view Ingrid's Ted Talk “Where Joy Hides and How to Find it.” 
     
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  • To Be and Find a Friend series

    Alumni interview their alumni friends and highlight their achievements and accomplishments in the To Be and Find a Friend  series. Click Read More for Melissa Duban '84's interview with Mary Howard '84, owner of Penny & Ting.
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  • Alumni Day 2018 Photos

    It was so much fun seeing generations of alumni back on the Hilltop for Alumni Day 2018 . Many memories were made and great photos were taken. Click Here to view photos on the Alumni Day page. See you next year!

    Save the date for Alumni Day 2019 -  Saturday, October 19 

     
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  • Hack Gives Back - Alumni community service opportunities

    Interested in giving back to the community? Join Hackley students on the Breakfast and/or Midnight Runs and assist them with their community service efforts. Email mford@hackleyschool.org to sign up. Space is limited. Click Read More for details.
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  • Kristie King '10's solo show opens 11/18

    Artist Kristina King ’10’s solo show, Atmospheric Works, opens in DC with a reception on 11/18  from 4:00 – 6:00 PM  at Via Umbrais. Click Read More for show detials.  Click here to see more of Kristina’s amazing pieces
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  • Support The Annual Fund

    Thank you to the hundreds of alumni who made a gift to Hackley this year. If you haven’t given since the start of our fiscal year on July 1, 2018, please click Read More for details on how to support Hackley’s Annual Fund.
     
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  • Alumni Holiday Reception 12/13

    Celebrate the holidays with fellow alumni at the Alumni Holiday Reception on Thursday, December 13 at the Harvard Club in NYC. Click READ MORE for event details.
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  • HackleyConnect networking series event

    The HAA hosted HackleyConnect: Real Estate, a networking event for alumni and Hackley parents, on November 8 at Hackley. The event included a panel of alumni representing the field of real estate and attendees included real estate professionals and those who were interested in learning more about the real estate market. Click Read More for more information on the event and panelists.
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  • Will Guidara ’97’s EMP Winter House to open in Aspen

    Will Guidara ’97, restaurateur and co-owner of Eleven Madison Park, will open a second Pop-Up, EMP Winter House, in Aspen next month featuring a Swiss inspired menu and yurt village. Click here and here for articles on his new venture. 
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  • Dara Khosrowshahi '87

    There has been a lof of coverage on Uber's C.E.O. Dara Khosrowshahi lately. Here are two of our recent  favorites:
    Vanity Fair's "2018 New Establishment List"  features Dara at #11 and Fortune's interview with Dara and his incredilbe mother Lily Khosrowshi at the Most Powerful Women: Driving Change and Rebuilding Culture Conference.
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  • Emily Scaros Altman '02 appointed Visual Arts Director at the Darien Arts Center

    The Darien News recently profiled Emily in an online issue of the the publication. She credits her Hackley AP Art History calss as begining her passion for visual arts. Click here  to read the article in it's entirety.
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  • Hackley Field Hockey Advances to Championship

    Congratulations to Hackley Varsity Field Hockey for the hard-fought semifinal round 3-2 victory in double overtime over Holy Cross to advance to the NYSAIS Championship game, Sunday, November 4, 12:00 PM, at Manhattanville College.
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  • October

    Girls Soccer, Field Hockey Advance

    Congratulations to Hackley Girls Varsity Soccer and Field Hockey -- both teams won their quarterfinal rounds of the NYSAIS tournament and advance to the semifinal round on Friday afternoon.
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  • Architect Roark Redwood '95 recently met with Hackley's Architecture class taught by Greg Cice

    Architecture Visit

    Architect Roark Redwood '95 recently met with Hackley's Architecture class taught by Greg Cice.
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  • Talking Science in IRP

    Arielle Stern (Class of ’16) came to visit the Independent Research students during her fall break from UPenn, and talked about her rich experiences at Regeneron, starting in their immunology lab, spending a summer in their genetics lab, and most recently working in bioinformatics.
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  • Alum Visit to Chinese V

    On Thursday September 27th, Hackley alum and now Shanghai resident, Roark Redwood '95, along with his wife, Hui Lu, came to visit Chinese V.
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  • September

    Happy Founder's Day!

    On October 26, the entire Hackley community celebrated Founder’s Day in honor of Mrs. Hackley’s birthday. Established in 1911, Founder’s Day recognizes Mrs. Hackley’s commitment, forward thinking, perseverance, and philanthropy. CLICK HERE to view a vidoe celebrating Mrs. Hackley.
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  • Watch Home Games Via Live Stream

    We are pleased to announce our agreement with Local Live to livestream all home varsity contests held on the north and south turf as well as all home football contests this fall.
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  • Hackley Boys Soccer Defeats Riverdale

    The Boys Varsity Soccer Team earned a statement victory 3-2 over three-peat Ivy League champions Riverdale, winning for the first time in six years on the infamous Riverdale field.
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  • Introducing Local Live

    Hackley has signed on with a new service, Local Live, that allows us to offer live broadcasts of various contests on campus. We are launching the new service on 9/7 in conjunction with the Fall Sting.
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  • August

    Founder's Day Reunion Challenge Update

    Thank you alumni! We reached our goal of 100 donors and unlocked the HAA $10,000 grant for The Annual Fund, which supports Hackley’s greatest needs, including faculty compensation, financial aid, student life, and campus maintenance. CLICK HERE to view a Founder's Day Reunion Day Challenge thank you video.
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  • Hackley Teams Compete in Championship Tournaments

    We're pleased to announce some exciting results for Hackley Fall Athletics as we head into NYSAIS competition.
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  • Ali Kaminetsky ’12 reinvents the lunch box

    Ali Kaminetsky ’12 recently launched Modern Picnic, a lunch bag company for women. Modern Picnic provides working women with a chic alternative to the traditional lunchbox with an insulated interior and vegan leather exterior.
     
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  • May

    Grant Urken '15 wins NCAA Division III Championship

     
    Grant Urken ‘15, a junior at Bowdoin, won the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis singles championship, becoming the first Bowdoin tennis player to win an individual national championship in the school’s history. Grant won an impressive straight-set 6-3, 6-2 win over Jack Katzman of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
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  • Ingrid Fetell Lee '98's delivers a joyus Ted Talk

    Designer and author Ingrid Fetell Lee '98's recent Ted Talk “Where Joy Hides and How to Find it” reveals the surprisingly tangible roots of joy and shows how we can find and create more of it in the world around us. Click here to view her Ted Talk.
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  • Stargazing on the Hilltop: June 22

    Stargazing on the Hilltop with our resident astronomer, Science Teacher, Bill McLay has been rescheduled to Friday, June 22 from 8:30 - 10:30 on the North Turf Field. All members of the Hackley Community are invited to attend, including families. RSVP to mford@hackleyschool.org.
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  • Young Alumni Summer Kick- Off: June 20

    Attention: Alumni from the Classes of 2003 - 2013: 
    Join the Hackley Alumni Association for the 2018 Young Alumni Summer Kick-Off @ Atwood Sports Bar and Lounge 986 2nd Avenue (corner of 52nd Street) in NYC on Wednesday, June 20 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. The first round is on Mrs. Hackley! RSVP to alumni@hackleyschool.org by June 15.


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  • Alumni Day 2018: October 13

    Join us on Saturday, October 13 for Alumni Day 2018 to reconnect and reminisce with classmates, friends and former/current teachers and coaches. Walk familiar pathways and visit vibrant new spaces like the Walter C. Johnson Center for Health and Wellness. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus! Click here to register!

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  • Maddie Berg ’11 addresses The DIAL Staff

    Hackley alumna and Forbes reporter, Maddie Berg ’11 returned to the Hilltop for The Dial’s senior send-off. Maddie was Senior Editor of The Dial at Hackley, and she credits her Dial experience for why she is a journalist now.
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  • Allison Pataki '03's latest book receives raves reviews

    Allison Pataki '03's  latest book, "Beauty in the Broken Places: A Memoir of Love, Faith, and Resilience." is a deeply moving memoir about Allison and her husband whose lives were changed in the blink of an eye, and the love that helped them rewrite their future. It has recieved rave reveiws from the press.

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  • Anna Adler '02 curates a new exhibit

    Artist Anna Adler '02's new art exhibit titled "Staying Still" is on display at Bethanay Arts Community, 40 Somerstown Road in Ossining, NY now through June 10. Vistit www.bethanyars.org for more information. Ann curated this exhibit that features eighteen artists and is a meditation on motion and movement or lack there of.

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  • Hackley Boys Lacrosse Wins NYSAIS

    Hackley Boys Lacrosse defeated Fieldston 12-7 to win the NYSAIS title -- Go Hack!
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  • Hackley Girls Lacrosse Brings Home NYSAIS Title

    Hackley Girls Varsity Lacrosse defeated Rye Country Day 17-13 to earn the state championship -- congratulations to the coaches and players!
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  • Hackley Golf Wins NYSAIS Title

    For the second year in a row, Hackley Boys Varsity Golf brought home the NYSAIS championship title -- congratulations to the team and Coach Hasslinger!
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  • Hackley Girls Lacrosse Advances in NYSAIS Tournament

    With a 16-5 victory over Horace Mann on this rainy Saturday, Hackley Girls Varsity Lacrosse advances to the semi-final round of the NYSAIS tournament and will host Holy Child at home on Monday, 5/21, 3:30 PM.  Go Hack!
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  • Championship Week

    Ivy and NYSAIS Championships will take place over the next several days, with Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Softball, Track & Field, Boys Tennis and Boys Golf competing. Read on.

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  • Unity BBQ May 22nd

    The members of this year's UNITY student group invite Hackley alums to their Year-End UNITY BBQ, on Tuesday, May 22nd from 5:30 - 7:30 PM in the Hackley Courtyard. In case of rain, the BBQ will take place in the Middle School Dining Hall. RSVP to alumni@hackleyschool.org.
     
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  • Dr. Friedrich Boettner (P ’18 & ‘19) visits IRP

    Dr. Boettner (P ’18 & ’19) visited Hackley’s Independent Research students on Thursday, May 10. Read on.
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  • Hackley’s Mueller Sisters Among College Lacrosse Elite

    Ally Mueller '14 and Sammy Mueller '16 were both recently named 1st Team All-Conference in two of the most competitive conferences in the country for women’s lacrosse -- Ally in the Big Ten playing for Northwestern, and Sammy in the ACC playing for Virginia. Read on.
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  • Hackley IRP Group Learn About Problem Solving

    Michael Derby P ’28, ’30, Founder and CEO of Castle Creek Pharmaceuticals, visited the Independent Research Program students on April 20, 2018. Read on.
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  • New on Hackley Perspectives

    This week on Hackley Perspectives, we are pleased to share Jason Edwards' thoughtful considerations on the lessons we gain through winning...and through losing.
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  • April

    Hackley Networking Event for Alumni & Parents May 14

    The Hackley Networking Committee is pleased to invite alumni and parents to a networking event on Monday, May 14 featuring tech entrepreneur Hadi Partovi ’90, CEO of the education nonprofit Code.org. Hadi will be interviewed by Reuters TV journalist, Lisa Bernhard ’83. Read on.

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  • Alumni Connections Benefit AFER Class

    Earlier this month the Advanced Forest Ecology Research class took their annual trip to the Bronx Zoo. What made this year’s trip so exceptional is that the class was taught by Julia Dunn, Hackley Class of 2012. Read on.
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  • Legendary faculty member Kathy Szabo and Margie McNaughton Ford ’85.

    Growing up on the Hilltop

    Hackley Review Winter 2017-18: By Margie McNaughton Ford ’85: Hackley has been my home since I was an infant. I took my first steps in the Grille Room, rode my tricycle on the quad, had my first my kiss on Clark Oval, learned to drive a stick shift on the Hackley hills, was married in King Chapel, and it was there we joined Hackley friends in saying farewell to my dad this past June. Hackley and I have an intimate history.
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  • March

    Chris Pandolfi '97 wins Grammy Award

    Chris Pandolfi & the Infamous Stringdusters, led by Chris Pandolfi ’97 (far left), won a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album of the year for their most recent album, ‘Laws of Gravity.’ 
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  • Give Back and Pay it Forward - Become a Volunteer

    Every year more than 300 Hackley alumni volunteer their time and talents as class reps, mentors, and speakers. They also serve on committees such as Special Reunion, Young Alumni, Networking, or 50-Plus Club. Volunteering is a great way to give back and "pay it forward.” Our volunteers makes a real difference in the lives of students, alumni, coaches and teachers.
    If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, contact Margie McNaughton Ford ’85 at mford@hackleyschool.org.
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  • Save the Date: Alumni Day is on Saturday, October 13, 2018

    Join us on Alumni Day 2018 to reconnect and reminisce with classmates, friends and former/current teachers and coaches. Walk familiar pathways and visit vibrant new spaces like the Walter C. Johnson Center for Health and Wellness. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus!
     
    This year, we’ll celebrate special reunions for classes ending with a “3” or “8”. If you’d like to join your class’s special reunion committee, please contact Margie McNaughton Ford '85 at mford@hackleyschool.org.
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  • February

    Elizabeth Trostler LaBan '85 releases her fourth novel

    Elizabeth Trostler LaBan, author of The Tragedy Paper a young adult novel inspired by her days as a student at Hackley, releases her fourth novel, Not Perfect. A captivating and humorous novel, Not Perfect is about a wife and mother’s fall from grace, and why keeping up appearances is not her biggest secret. Click "read more" to read the full description of Liz's latest book.
     
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  • Ben Miller '02's band releases a new album

    Ben Miller ‘02’s band, The Low Anthem, just released their newest album, The Salt Doll Went To Measure The Depth Of The Sea. You can catch The Low Anthem on tour, click here for details.

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  • Sherry Blockinger '87's sherry b dessert studio is making waves

    Sherry Blockinger '87's sherry b dessert studio graced Food Network's list of Best Cookie Bakeries in the Country, and their new location in the meatpacking district made Zagat's list of 37 Most Anticipated NYC Restaurant Openings of 2018Click here  to learn more about Sherry's amazing desserts.
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  • January

    Jonathan Small '85 hosts new podcast, 'Write About Now'

    Jonathan Small ’85 is a journalist, editor, and writer whose new podcast, Write About Now, is all about storytelling and having conversations with writers about what compelling storytelling means to them. 
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